Empowering Young Women through Entrepreneurship!

The project

EntrepreNEETs is a Small Scale Partnership project focused on empowering young female NEETs (Not in Education, Employment, or Training) by equipping them with entrepreneurial skills in social entrepreneurship, intercultural communication, project management, and digital and ICT skills. Our goal is to combat the overrepresentation of women in the NEET category and their underrepresentation as entrepreneursWe believe that by providing youth workers with tools based on non-formal education (NFE), we can inspire and support young women in pursuing careers in the entrepreneurial world.

Why this project?

According to Eurostat, NEETs in the EU accounted for
0 %
of 20-34-year-olds in 2019
[with variations across member states]
This youth inactivity, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, has significant economic and individual well-being implications. Women are particularly at risk of becoming NEETs, with higher percentages compared to men. The gender gap is also evident in entrepreneurship, indicating untapped potential. EntrepreNEETs addresses these challenges by providing young women with skills and tools to thrive in entrepreneurship. By fostering creativity and empowerment, we contribute to the well-being of European women. The project aligns with the needs and goals of participating organizations, including bridging the gap in entrepreneurial opportunities for young female NEETs. The collaboration with transnational partners allows us to share good practices and adapt them to local contexts, improving the quality of services and expanding our impact.

Project objectives​

  1. Develop entrepreneurial skills among female NEETs.​
  2. Decrease the number of women in the NEET group.​
  3. Increase the number of female entrepreneurs​
  4. Enhance the teaching capabilities of youth workers in entrepreneurship​

Target Groups​

The main target group is female NEETs aged 15-29. We will address their needs by providing educational tools to youth workers who work directly with them. Therefore, youth workers are our second target group. Additionally, representatives from each partner organization will form the project management team and contribute to the project's implementation.